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This entry was posted on 21st February 2019 by Manufacturing Blog
Macfarlane Group PLC achieved another year of significant growth in 2018 with sales of £217.3m, (2017: £196.0m) 11% ahead of 2017 and profit before tax and exceptional items of £11.2m (2017: £9.3m), 20% ahead of 2017. The trading performance continued the positive trends of recent years and was ...
This entry was posted on 15th January 2019 by Manufacturing Blog
If you’re looking for a way to reduce costs in your business and think you have exhausted all avenues then, maybe your packaging holds the key to further reductions. Packaging can play a vital role in giving you a competitive edge, it’s got the potential to help uncover savings within your ...
This entry was posted on 17th December 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
We hope 2018 has been just as memorable for you and your colleagues as it has for us. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our customers for the continued business and support. We look forward to working with you again in 2019! This year, instead of posting Christmas cards, we will be ...
This entry was posted on 19th November 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
Shipping high value, highly sensitive medical or control instruments is a delicate matter - the products are business critical and need to arrive in full working order. For this reason many products are packed in heavy unwieldy containers that can be expensive to purchase and cost a small ...
This entry was posted on 24th August 2018 by Paul Howe
Bespoke packaging can be a game changer for businesses to preserve products and reduce costs associated with damages. Whether you operate in the medical, aerospace or electronics industry, it is critical to have packaging solutions that protect items throughout the logistics chain. Often cost ...
This entry was posted on 2nd July 2018 by Paul Howe
Safe transportation of replacement parts is a primary focus for businesses in the aerospace industry. According to Lufthansa Technik, aircraft service checks and line maintenance must be performed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and there is no room for error. Replacement parts must be ...
This entry was posted on 12th June 2018 by Paul Howe
WEAF (West of England Aerospace Forum) is the UK’s largest industrial forum focused on the country’s aerospace sector, it’s also one of the largest aerospace and defence associations in Europe. WEAF provides its members with prominent representation and new networking opportunities. It ...
This entry was posted on 30th April 2018 by Paul Howe
According to Smithers Pira, the global market for industrial packaging was estimated at £40,3 billion last year with 28% of market share gained in Western Europe. That’s a lot of packaging material being used around the globe! With the increased focus on the environment, corporate responsibility ...
This entry was posted on 23rd March 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
We are currently experiencing unparalleled timber shortages in the UK markets, driven by a number of global events leading to demand outstripping supply.  Raw material prices have increased 35% since Q12016 (UK Poyry Timber Index) driving up the cost of both new and recycled timber pallets. It’s ...
This entry was posted on 30th October 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Have you ever wondered how much your packaging really costs you? The unit price is an obvious consideration but, in reality, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are some other significant costs hiding beneath the surface that can affect your profits, product security and brand reputation. ...

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